A Field Guide to the Larger Mammals of Tanzania (Wildguides)

A Field Guide to the Larger Mammals of Tanzania (Wildguides)

By: Sarah M. Durant (author), Maurus Msuha (author), Charles Foley (author), Lara Foley (author), Tim R. B. Davenport (author), Alex Lobora (author), Daniela De Luca (author)Paperback

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Home to the Serengeti National Park, Ngorongoro Crater, and Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania offers some of the finest big game watching in the world, from elephants and rhinos to chimpanzees and lions. This field guide covers all the larger mammals of Tanzania, including marine mammals and some newly discovered species. Detailed accounts are provided for more than 135 species, along with color photos, color illustrations of marine mammals, and distribution maps. Accounts for land species give information on identification, subspecies, similar species, ecology, behavior, distribution, conservation status, and where best to see each species. The guide also features plates with side-by-side photographic comparisons of species that are easily confused, as well as first-time-ever species checklists for every national park. * The definitive, most up-to-date field guide to the larger mammals of Tanzania, including marine mammals* Features detailed species accounts and numerous color photos throughout* Provides tips on where to see each species* Includes species checklists for every national park

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About Author

Charles Foley is assistant country director for the Wildlife Conservation Society in Tanzania. Lara Foley is program manager of the Wildlife Conservation Society's Tarangire Elephant Project. Alex Lobora is senior research officer at the Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute. Daniela De Luca is senior scientist for the Wildlife Conservation Society's conservation programs in the Southern Highlands of Tanzania and Zanzibar. Maurus Msuha is head of wildlife information and education at the Tanzania Wildlife Research Institute. Tim R. B. Davenport is country director for the Wildlife Conservation Society in Tanzania. Sarah Durant is senior research fellow at the Zoological Society of London's Institute of Zoology.

Contents

Foreword 7 Preface 8 Acknowledgements 9 Conservation in Tanzania 10 How to use this book 12 Watching mammals in Tanzania 16 Tanzania's major vegetation types 20 Overview of mammalian families included in the book 24 THE SPECIES ACCOUNTS (see the following pages for a full list of species) 25 Terrestrial mammals AARDVARK: Tubulidentata 26 ELEPHANT-SHREWS: Macroscelidea28 HYRAXES: Hyracoidea 32 ELEPHANT: Proboscidea 38 PRIMATES: Primates 40 RODENTS: Rodentia 84 HARES AND RABBITS: Lagomorpha 88 HEDGEHOGS: Erinaceomorpha 92 PANGOLINS: Pholidota 94 CARNIVORES: Carnivora 100 ODD-TOED UNGULATES: Perissodactyla 168 EVEN-TOED UNGULATES: Artiodactyla 172 Marine mammals DUGONG: Sirenia 246 CETACEANS: Cetacea 248 CARNIVORES: Carnivora 261 Species comparison spreads 262 National Parks and major protected areas of Tanzania 269 Glossary 306 Photographic credits 309 Recommended further reading and references 312 Index 317

Product Details

  • publication date: 16/05/2014
  • ISBN13: 9780691161174
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9780691161174
  • weight: 685
  • ISBN10: 0691161178

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